Thursday, January 2, 2014

Shami Kebab

When I eat something really good at a friend’s place, I immediately asks for the recipe and most of the time inspiration gets buried deep inside without any attempt, but sometimes especially when the recipe is too good to pass, I try it out. There are many such recipes in my blogs which were inspired from friends and family and this Kebab is a result of one such inspiration. When I went to my friend Z’s place, she served some delicious Shami kebab which was her grandma’s special. Shami kebab is a Pakistani kebab and I remember her telling me that she grew up eating this a lot. She was so generous to share her recipe with me. I also did some online search and they were all pretty much the same, expect few changes. I  was really happy the way it turned out and  and this was one of my starter for my New year party with blogger friends NishaSuchi and Manjiri and they all loved it too :)

Ingredients ( makes 24 kebabs)

For Kheema paste
Lamb (minced) – 500gm
Chana Dal – 125 gm/ 8 tbs
Potatoes – 2 small ( diced)
Ginger- garlic paste – 2 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 3” stick
Cloves – 3
Cardamom – 2 nos
Fennel – 1 tsp (optional )
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Peppercorn – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
Water – 1 cup
Other Ingredients
Onion – 2 medium
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Coriander leaves –  few sprigs (finely chopped )
Mint leaves – few sprigs ( finely  chopped )
Lime juice – 2 tbs

Egg – 1 large
Oil – for shallow frying

  1. Soak Chana dal in boiling water for 1 hour.
  2. In a big saucepan add all the ingredients listed under ‘kheema paste’ and cook for 35-40 minutes until water dries and all the ingredients are cooked through.
  3. Let it cool down and then grind them into a fine paste.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients listed under ‘ other ingredients’ expect the egg to the kheema paste and knead until its mixed well.
  5. Divide the paste into 24 equal sized balls and flatten it out, dip them in beaten egg and shallow fry flipping the sides for 3-4 minutes or until firm and brown.


Priya R - Cook like Priya said...

Beautiful kebabs :) makes me curious to try them as well Vinee. Happy New Year looks like you girls had a blast.

Rafeeda AR said...

oh... these kebabs look absolutely lipsmacking... these have been on my really long to-do list since ages!!! looks so yum, dear...

Eliza Lincy said...

Shami Kebabs are so inviting with your wonderful Photography.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Kebabs looks utterly delicious Vini, drooling over the pics :)
Wishing you and family a very Happy New Year 2014!!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

wonderful recipe , must try..I like the spicing , bit new for me

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Suchismita Majumdar said...

These were sooooo good, glad you have posted the recipe :-)

Saranya Balaji said...

yummy kebabs vinee :)will try this soon...Happy New Year dear..

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

yummy yummy kebabs....I will try this soon. Happy New Year dear!!

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

Yummy looking kebabs there... I am yet to try my hands on it..may be soon I will.. Wishing u a very happy new year :)

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

lovely kebabs dear..and so neatly presented !

wishes for a great year ahead..